Above: The Olson Lab.
Bradley J.S.C. Olson
Assistant Professor and Principal InvestigatorEducation
I have been interested in evolutionary state transitions ever since high school when I became fascinated by the endosymbiosis theory of organelle evolution. I have pursued my interest in evolutionary biology throughout my career, primarily being trained in biochemistry and molecular genetics.
In the rare instances he is found outside the lab, Brad enjoys traveling, photography, biking and woodworking.
Tara Marriage, PhD
Tara is a post-doc in the Olson lab. She is working on the genomics of the Volvocine algae. Tara is a NIH/K-INBRE postdoctoral fellow.
Adelaide is a new graduate student in the lab who is interested in how cell cycle regulation is modified to evolve multicellular organisms. She also is interested in the evolution of cancer.
Chris is a new graduate student in the lab interested in the mechanisms that drive evolutionary transitions such as multicellularity.
Sarah is a sophomore undergraduate researcher in the Olson lab. She is a 2012/2013 recipient of a Johnson Cancer Center undergraduate research award.
Andrea is a junior undergraduate researcher in the Olson lab. She is a 2012/2013 recipient of a Johnson Cancer Center undergraduate research award, and a 2014 KSU Ecogen URM fellowship.
Jaden a sophomore undergraduate researcher in the Olson lab.
Katherine is a sophmore undergraduate researcher in the Olson lab.
Halle is a fresham undergraduate in the Olson lab. She is supported by the K-State Developing Scholars program whose mission it to support oustanding minority students.